Gr2 Gold Bowl: Herod The Great

Herod the Great wins on objection against Ilsanpietro

Gold Bowl (SAf-G2) (4/30)

Turffontein, South Africa, April 30, R500.000, 3200m, turf, good, 3.29.74 (CR 3.20.71).

HEROD THE GREAT (SAF), 57.0, b g 6, Tara’s Halls (SAF) – Waltzing Wallaby (AUS) by Kenmare (FR). Owner L Davis, D Kassel, I G McCrae and M Oppert; breeder Fours Trading (SAF); trainer O A Ferraris; jockey A Delpech (R312.500)

*Ilsanpietro (BRZ), 56.5, b g 4, Mark Of Esteem (IRE) – My Little Life (BRZ) by Ghadeer (FR)

Aslan (SAF), 58.0, b g 5, Silvano (GER) – Cry For The Lion (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)

*Ilsanpietro finished first, but was placed second on objection

Margins: nk, 4¼, 2½

Also ran: Chico Azul (SAF) 52.5, Power Lord (SAF) 52.0, Salutation (SAF) 55.0, Arcola (SAF) 57.0, Winning Leap (SAF) 60.0, Campo De Santana (SAF) 52.0, Gold On Gold (SAF) 57.5, Desert Oil (SAF) 52.0

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The Stipendiary Stewards report:

At approximately the 100 metre mark ILSANPIETRO (*J P van der Merwe) shifted inwards some 2 to 3 horse widths, bumping HEROD THE GREAT (A Delpech).  Thereafter ILSANPIETRO (BRZ) (*J P van der Merwe) continued shifting inwards, carrying in HEROD THE GREAT (A Delpech) a further 5 to 6 horse widths.

After calling a race review, an objection was lodged by Jockey A Delpech, the rider of the second placed horse, HEROD THE GREAT, against the winner. ILSANPIETRO (* J P van der Merwe), on the grounds of being bumped and carried inwards in the latter stages of the race.

The Objection Board, after hearing all the evidence and viewing the patrol films of the race, and taking into consideration the official distance between the two horses as given by the judge, that being a neck, were of the opinion that but for the interference HEROD THE GREAT (A Delpech) would have finished in front of ILSANPIETRO (BRZ) (*J P van der Merwe), and upheld the objection.

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